What does Alana mean?
Alana /ala-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening".
A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.
Alana▲ has 33 variants: Alaina▲, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani▲, Alanis, Alanna▲, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene▼, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene▼, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana▲, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.
Alana▲ has 37 more different relations via Alanis, Elaine, Helen, Lana: Ailene, Alanice, Alayna▲, Aleanor, Aline▼, Allaine, Elaene, Elain, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena▲, Eleni, Ella▲, Ellane, Elliana▲, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena▲, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lena▲, Lina▼ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Alaana, Anana. [more]
How popular is Alana?
Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67522 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Alana for girls. Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #198. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Alaina (#190 last year), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alayna (#217), Alene, Aline, Allene, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elliana (#296), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#198 last year). Usage of these girl names is at its peak today (usage of 0.4381%), except for forms like Alene, Aline, Allene, Helen and Ilene which have become somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Alani (#612), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Lana and Lena going through a resurgence in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Alana and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Alana▲ is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alaynna, Aleana, Aleena▲, Alena▲, Alenah, Aliana▲, Alianna, Aliena, Alina▲, Allona, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Elanah, Eleana, Eliana▲, Elina, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilena, Iliana, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Adana, Alaia, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya, Aldana, Alima, Allma, Alma▼, Aloma, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Arlana, Avana, Ayana▼ and Flana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.